The Nissan GT-R has often been the source of great anguish for manufacturers such as Porsche and Chevrolet due to its ability to make them look bad. Porsche in particular kicked up a fuss when Nissan announced the cars time around the “ring” as being faster than the infamous 911. However Nissan themselves say that the car has yet to reach its full potential in its current state and the 2012 model will benefit significantly from performance upgrades. Could this be the company’s dagger of which it will fight the atomic powered 911 GT2 RS? We hope so!
It has been rumoured that within Nissan’s new box of tricks there are some components that make for tantalising results when coupled with the almighty GT-R. Legend has it that the reworked 3.8 litre twin-turbo V6 will produce over 500BHP and as a result could churn out something in the region of 450 pounds-feet of torque. Other modifications are said to include new suspension set-up and new aerodynamic tweaks including a revised front splitter, read diffuser and rear wing.
Mumblings from within Nissan put the new GT-R on lap times below that of its predecessor, but exact figures have yet to come clear. More news as we get it.